Bleed

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Bleed

1. To lose money in a venture or investment over time. Bleeding may occur fast or slowly, but never improves. See also: Stop the bleeding.

2. To extract an excessively high price in a transaction or venture under threat of force or some other harm. Bleeding in this sense is illegal.
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While the world as a whole, and the rich West in particular, has grown wealthier than ever, the process of bleeding dry the poverty-ravaged nations of Africa has proceeded with a vengeance.